Wine reception and networking sponsored by Elsevier

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The ‘Publishing Connect’ program is a free-of-charge in-person and online training programme offered by Elsevier. It empowers early stage career researchers with skills development and training in research publication. Topics include ‘How to get published in high impact journals’, ‘Meeting journal editor expectations in peer review’, ‘Writing successful grant funding applications’, ‘Using research metrics to develop your career’ and more. If you are interested in having Publishing Connect visit your institute, then please contact Hannah Foreman, Head of Researcher Relations, Elsevier (

Media Partner

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Since 1994 we have been publishing research-based funding opportunities and news about research policy. Our experienced technical team created Research Professional, the world’s most comprehensive and accessible database of funding opportunities, to provide our customers with easy and instant access to the relevant information.

Our analysts, contributors, reporters and editors are in direct contact with research funding agencies and universities throughout the world, in order to provide the most detailed and authoritative coverage of research policy news and funding opportunities available. We give our customers all the information they need to compete effectively for

research funding and keep on top of the latest policy developments in any field.


Three Minute Thesis UK competition sponsored by Research Councils UK and 99 Scholars

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges doctoral candidates to present a compelling spoken presentation on their research topic and its significance in just three minutes.

The prize of £3K to spend on public engagement activity for the overall winner is sponsored by RCUK, in line with principle 3 of the UK Concordat for Engaging the Public with research.

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 The ‘people’s choice’, to be chosen by Vitae conference participants, wins a 3-minute animation based around their research, sponsored by 99Scholars, a new academic event platform for researchers. 99Scholars, who are also offering all finalists a consultation on improving their online presence, aim to help researchers increase their research visibility.



Half plenary session 1: Doctoral education: transitions, recruitment and international comparisons - in collaboration with UKCGE

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UK Council for Graduate Education is the leading independent representative bodyfor Postgraduate Education in the UK. Its mission is to be the authoritative voice forpostgraduate education in the UK, providing high quality leadership and support to itsmembers to promote a strong and sustainable postgraduate education sector.